ok, so i want to get into growing my own food. what are some good first plants to get? and where are some good places to get them?
Where do you live?
It is october now, and there is hardly anything that will grow at this point unless you're growing in a greenhouse, or growing in a warm climate like California.
Greens grow throughout fall and winter, but they may need to be covered and protected at night. If you grow in containers (big pots), grow carrots, radish, lettuce, kale and cover them to protect from cold nights. See how i have been covering my potted plants here: Keeping greens warm at night & protected from rabbits.